Monday, January 28, 2008

Jam and a Ballerina

Greg and I have been very productive this long weekend, with Zoe away at Torquay.

Greg continues with his preparations for the start of the school year. He has been preparing course outlines for Literature and English, and has been typing up work for "The Kite Runner".

Yesterday, I made a ballerina doll, with sleeping
bag and pillow, for my niece who will turn three on Thursday. I made a doll from this pattern last year, but painted blond hair. This one has dark brown hair, like Sophie. She is dressed in a Madeline ballet costume I bought for $3 at a toyshop closing down sale.

On Saturday morning, while Freckle and I were on our run (about 8km), we ran passed the Abbotsford Convent and realised the farmers' market was on. Popped in to see who was manning the fruit truck and discovered in was my mum and my cousin-in-law, Janine. Picked up some delicious nectarines and peaches, and today made peach and nectarine jam, and peach and nectarine muffins. Yum!

Greg took the photo - very artistic, isn't he?

We went to see "Sweeney Todd" on Saturday night. The expressive eye-rolling of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter was excellent, coupled with the wonderful costumes and stunning cinematography. The singing of the characters of Toby and Anthony was great, and Alan Rickman was at his sleazy, evil best.

Zoe returned tonight after a great time boogy-boarding, watching movies, playing pinball and riding golf carts. A little more freckled and rather tired.

Back to work properly tomorrow - another school year about to begin. What will this one hold?

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